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Branch Manager

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Author pmnationtalk
Date October 12, 2023
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Ontario Native Women’s Association
Location Sioux Lookout, ON
Category Community Services
Client Ontario Native Women’s Association
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Branch Manager

**Indigenous Women are encouraged to apply. First preference will be given to all qualified Indigenous applicants.**

Why make ONWA your career choice?

Make a difference in the lives of Indigenous peoples by supporting and advocating for positive change. ONWA prides itself on providing all employees with a total rewards package that is generous and supports our workforce and their family members:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous paid vacation time
  • Paid time off at Christmas above paid vacation time
  • Additional paid stat and civic holidays
  • 35 hour work week
  • Comprehensive benefits program including health, paramedical, dental, vision and EAP. All premiums covered by the employer
  • Healthcare Spending Account and Lifestyle Spending Account
  • Competitive Retirement Savings Plan
  • Paid sick days
  • Paid cultural/personal wellness days
  • Flexible scheduling to support work-life balance
  • Ongoing professional development.
  • Possible reimbursement on portion of cell phone and internet expenses
  • Remote/hybrid work offered for various positions
  • Paid management days


At the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA), we celebrate and honour the safety and healing of Indigenous Women and Girls as they take up their leadership roles in the family, community, provincially, nationally and internationally for generations to come.


A family-oriented organization that delivers culturally appropriate supports and programs based on traditional and modern teachings for Indigenous women and their families.


The Branch Manager will lead, coach, and support a group of employees within various programs while ensuring ONWA’s and SWAC’s vision, mandate, objectives, and Community Member deliverables are met and aligned with ONWA’s and SWAC’s Strategic Plan.

The Branch Manager is responsible for ensuring all programs they oversee are implemented and managed according to the program standards and guidelines and work to facilitate achievement of the agreed program deliverables, and ensure that the branch office is a safe space for Indigenous Women, their families, and the community.  The Branch Manager will manage, support and work in collaboration with all portfolios who work in the Branch with the understanding there is the potential of growth or change at each site.


  • A Degree/Diploma related to Indigenous Learning, Social Work, Justice, or equivalent discipline with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a Supervisory or Management role, a master’s degree is considered an asset and preferred.
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years previous work experience in supporting and advocating for Indigenous women and families.
  • Demonstrated administrative management with the ability to supervise a team of people.
  • Knowledge and experience with Indigenous culture, traditions, ceremony and connecting Community Members to cultural practices that can be used in supporting them.
  • In-depth understanding of psychological, social, and cognitive development.
  • Awareness of the recent, historical, and intergenerational trauma that Indigenous women and their families may have experienced, including the psychological, neurological, physiological, social and spiritual impact of trauma.
  • Understanding of the principles of cultural trauma-informed care and wise practices.
  • A strong understanding of gendered based lens/perspective from an integrated feminist, anti-racist, anti-oppression perspective is required.
  • Proven work experience in managing crisis support and ability to mediate conflict.
  • Ability to work with community member centered approaches; ensuring team members follow the provisions of the community member centered approaches.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with case management and supportive counselling skills.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a variety of contribution agreements and successful proposal writing skills.
  • Experience with program budgets, cash flows and projected expenses, and project financial management
  • Willing to work flexible hours as needed to provide ongoing support/ services to branch office(s).
  • Knowledge and working understanding of Not-For Profit Organizations.
  • Demonstrated organizational, time management and presentation / facilitation skills with the ability to follow through on assigned duties independently within strict deadlines.
  • Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction and be able to improve performance through management feedback.
  • Knowledge and experience with program development and implementation.
  • Thorough knowledge of other service agencies with proven ability to build and maintain strong and healthy relationship.
  • Excellent networking skills, and the ability to establish and maintain these connections and partnerships.
  • Excellent written and oral communications, with emphasis on keen listening and ability to effectively interpret verbal communications and needs of prospective Community Members.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office; competency working with other databases.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current issues facing Indigenous Women and their families.
  • Ability to travel as required.
  • Ability to speak an Indigenous Language is considered an asset.
  • Current vulnerable sector criminal records check. Valid 1st Aid/CPR
  • Class “G” license, 2 million liability insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Cellular phone and internet access is required within this position.
  • Must be willing and able to work a flexible working from home arrangement if required.  This may include a combination of virtual remote work in your home and in office arrangements.  This will be based on operational needs and will be determined by the ONWA.
  • ONWA is committed to implementing measures to protect its community members, staff, and other stakeholders from COVID-19. As a result, ONWA has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Exemptions will be made for those with a valid medical exemption; proof of the exemption will be required.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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